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Pacific in the Press | July 25, 2017

Jul 25, 2017

Quote of the week: Part of what I want to do is get the facts out about the university to the world. -Michael Hunter Schwartz, Sacramento Business Journal, July 25, 2017

Here are examples of how University of the Pacific was represented in the news media in recent days:

"New Dean of McGeorge School Of Law Wants To Modernize Legal Education," Capital Public Radio "Insight with Beth Ruyak," July 24, 2017: Incoming McGeorge Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz was a guest on the morning news show of Sacramento's National Public Radio station. The interview covered a broad range of topics surrounding legal education. Stories about his arrival were published elsewhere:
"New McGeorge dean lays out vision for law school," Sacramento Business Journal, July 20, 2017
"5 things to know, and this Placerville eatery is finally open," Sacramento Business Journal, July 21, 2017
"McGeorge School of Law Is Excited for Their New Dean," The JD Journal, July 20, 2017
"McGeorge welcomes new dean - Michael Hunter Schwartz," ABC 10 My Neighborhood, July 20, 2017

"McGeorge alumnus, international arbitrator elected to University of the Pacific Board of Regents," CaravanNews.com, July 21, 2017: Paul Dassenko, a 1982 McGeorge graduate and international arbitrator, was elected to the Board of Regents. He began his term on July 1.

"Add This To Challenges Of Old Age: Keeping Your Teeth," Senior Americans Association, July 21, 2017: Paul Subar, an associate professor at Dugoni, commented in this story on the challenges seniors have in keeping their teeth. The story noted that Dugoni students gain experience at On Lok Lifeways, an organization that serves the elderly.

"Sacramento unemployment stays below 5 percent for three straight months. Can it go lower?," The Sacramento Bee, July 21, 2017: Jeff Michael, the director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, provided context for a story on the unemployment rate in the Sacramento region - below 5 percent for the three months straight for the first time since 2006. Michael outlined several nuances at play when it comes to looking at the unemployment rate. The story was picked up by several news aggregator websites.

"California's economy will suffer plenty from climate change. But at least it's not Florida," The Sacramento Bee, July 19, 2017: Jeff Michael, the director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, commented in this story about a study by two UC Berkeley scientists showing that climate change will cost California's economy billions of dollars a year, but that the state will not suffer as badly as the Gulf Coast states, which will see increasingly frequent hurricanes, and the Deep South and Midwest, where agricultural yields will suffer. The impacts will also work to widen income gaps between the poor and wealth. The story was reprinted by several news aggregator websites.

"NCPA names finalists for business plan competition," Home Medical Equipment News, July 19, 2017: Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences students were named finalists for the 2017 GoodNeighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition. The pharmacy students, along with students from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, will present their plans in a live competition on Oct. 14 at the association's annual convention in Orland, Florida.

"See which cities in other states get the most Sacramento transplants," The Sacramento Bee, July 21, 2017: Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, provided context for a story on why people leave the Sacramento region and where they go. Sacramentans left for other cities that are similar to Sacramento, in most cases, seeking better work, lifestyle and to be part of a faster-growing economy. The story was picked up by several news aggregator websites.

"Lt. Gov. Cagle says Georgia is No. 1 state for business. Is it?," Politifact Georgia, July 19, 2017: Jeff Michael, the director of the Center for Business and Policy Research, was used as a source for this story in fact-checking a statement by Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle that Georgia is the No. 1 state for doing business. The ranking was based on an article in the Site Selection Magazine. While recognizing the magazine as a "well-regarded business magazine," Politifact also noted that it was just one ranking. They found the statement half true.

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